Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Homage: 150 Years of Design Inspiration

Morris & Co. is celebrating 150 years of design.  I have always loved the fabulous art nouveau,  nature-inspired illustrations and textiles of William Morris.  What a visionary!  Stuffy and old-fashioned?  You be the judge.  Here are some of my favorite Morris and Morris-inspired designs.  I'm currently in a re-decorating, re-organizing, re-inventing frame of mind and I am just loving the bold colors, the scale and the little bit of vintage-quirkiness.  It's totally modern!  Not your grandma's wallpaper!  How does it inspire you?

William Morris Borage design
William Morris Fruit design
William Morris Floral design
David Mabb Construct 13 Morris Blue Willow boughs/Popova UTD (Large Circles)

 William Morris Cray design
William Morris Medway design

1 comment:

  1. I'd call these pattern a bit vintage or old-fashioned, but I think that's a big part of their charm. The one with the circles though strikes me as totally modern. They're all really beautiful.